This unit will draw on a wide range of photographic and moving image material, including university and museum collections. It will examine the pivotal role of photography and the moving image in recording and shaping our image-culture across diverse global contexts. The unit will engage with key debates to examine the social, cultural, theoretical, historical and art practice contexts of these media in analogue and digital. Key theories from Walter Benjamin to Hito Steyerl will be used to interrogate themes of memory, documentary and the real, witnessing, conflict, gender and sexuality and decolonisation.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd object analysis (25%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (25%), 1x3000wd essay/exhibition proposal (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies majorProhibitions